Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Telephoto Zoom Lens

Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Telephoto Zoom Lens
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A shutterbug's best friend. This telephoto zoom lens' wide focal length range and round aperture captures pictures near and far with the breathtaking beauty and a soft background blur. Optical Image Stabilizer technology cuts down on up to four stops of camera movement--and shows you the steady, smooth images right in your camera's viewfinder. From Canon.

  • Includes lens and owner's manual
  • 18mm to 200mm focal length
  • f3.5 to f5.6 maximum aperture
  • 16 lens elements in 12 groups
  • Image Stabilizer technology
  • Closest focusing distance approximately 1-1/2'
  • 77mm filter size
  • Gear-driven DC monitor focus adjustment
  • 74-degree, 20' diagonal to seven-degree, 50' diagonal angle of view
  • Five-group helical zoom, 80-degree rotational angle
  • Measures approximately 6-3/8"L x 3-1/8"Diam
  • 1-year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty
  • Made in Japan

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Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Telephoto Zoom Lens is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 56.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent All around lens I am very happy with this lens. The lighting is great. I am very pleased with the photos that I get with this lens. They are crisp and clear.
Date published: 2017-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EF-S 18 - 200 I have had this lend since it was first introduced. I rarely use any other. I only have to carry one lens. True the lens creep can be aggravating, but the lock is there for a reason and has never failed. My only complaint is that Canon, instead of improving on this lens, stopped making it. Now you have to buy 2 and carry 2... I would love to see Canon make an 18 - 300 lens.
Date published: 2017-09-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Lens with Average Sharpness I got this as a kit lens with my 60D. On an APS C body, 18mm is about 29mm (28.8) and 200mm is 320mm equivalent (mm x 1.6 crop factor) so the range is equivalent to Canon's 28-300mm for full frame bodies. Unlike others who see this as their primary lens, I mostly use my Sigma 100-500mm (birds, deer, etc.), my Canon 100mm Macro (for tiny things), or my Sigma 18-35mm Art lens (which is my 29-56mm). I have two others in addition to my Canon 18-200mm. The lens is a good lens for the range it has and, thus, it is an excellent all-around lens. It is light and the lock mechanism works well but can be overridden easily. IS is super - it's quick and gives 2-3 stops. I say 2-3 because I'm an old guy and my hands are not that steady. You can see the image stabilize as soon as you depress the fire button. Now the bad - image quality. Do not use this lens with any filter - quality drops significantly. I have several lenses but my sharpest are my Sigma 18-35mm Art and my Canon 100mm f/2.8 macro. In numerous tests with all my lenses, with or without a B+W filter, quality degradation is not noticeable but with the 18-200mm, image quality drops significantly. So I do not use a filter, ever, with this lens. That means no polarizer which I like. f/3.5 is not fast and indoor shots do require a tripod or flash.
Date published: 2017-08-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great lens, but heavy! I love this lens, it's my go to and it takes great pictures. My only issue is that it's HEAVY. I know it's high quality, but I really feel like I'm packing a huge camera when I take this out. But I do love it...
Date published: 2016-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Lens My wife gave me this lens for Christmas 5 yrs ago to go with my recently purchased Rebel t2i. Since receiving this lens I rarely use any other lens. I shoot indoors and outdoor. Landscapes and people; stills and action. I love this lens. I am planning on purchasing a 7D and will carry this lens with me. I wish Canon would continue to make this 18-200 or 18-300 range lens in an up graded lens, fixing the lens creep.
Date published: 2016-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Lens for budget. At this price you can't beat the performance of this lens. It can be from Ultra wide angle to 200 mm zoom. Light weight for a zoom lens best for Crop body camera like 60D & 70D. It is sharp lens with lock to hold the zoom mechanisms. Many people complain about the weight of the lens until they hold on 70-200 mm F2.8 II. I never bought canon lens without red ring but this lens is got my attention when I went out shooting with my friend and he introduced me with this lens. The performance quite please me. The only issue is that the aperture doesn't stay when zoom in and out but that is not a large issue. The lens came with image stabilizer which is is a big plus. Other then that I would give this lens a red ring category.
Date published: 2015-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does a Nice Job I haven't used this lens much, but so far I have been very pleased with it. It seems a little heavy, but I need just a single lens to carry on travels. So far I have nothing bad to say about the lens.
Date published: 2015-01-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from An average lens I bought this lens so that I need not have to carry both my 18-55 and 55-250 while I travel. In a way it serves the purpose but I've noticed the following cons 1. it is too heavy 2. The lens zooms out by it's own due to the weight which makes it difficult to keep focus when you shoot something vertically down. 3. it is too risky to hang it on your shoulder or neck as it is too likely to get hit and damaged. Canon provides a lock on the lens which can prevent it from zooming out but I dont trust that lock as I doubt whether it could hold such a heavy lens. Also a lot of people have complained about broken locks. 4. It has a strong barrel effect while shooting at low focal lengths. To mention the pros 1. It takes good quality pictures (ignoring the barrel effect at lower focal lengths) 2. A good multipurpose lens.
Date published: 2014-12-28
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